Sewing, shopping, Travel

Yarn and fabric shopping in Vancouver

I always have an urge to document my yarn and fabric shopping exploits in case I revisit a city, or to help readers visiting a city for the first time. Vancouver and Vancouver Island will not be an exception. I didn’t cover all the shops as I was far more interested in playing tourist than […]

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Knitting, Travel

ANKESTRiCK Holsten jumper

I knitted the ANKESTRiCK Holsten jumper through the summer in anticipation of winter (typically), and I knitted it from some Panache baby Alpaca/merino that I had in my stash. I originally bought this wool for a vintage striped jumper that I was going to knit and I had one ball of blue and one ball of red […]

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Sewing, Travel

Raincoat version 2

Stellar title for this post folks so clearly I have run out of inspiration (only for titles, not for my sewing – luckily!). I totally love my red raincoat, but noticed a few little things that could be improved, namely, a more substantial stormflap with something to stop it blowing up, and a better hood […]

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Sewing

Lisbon cardi hack

Since being named by Pattern Review as one of the best patterns of 2016, the Itch to Stitch Lisbon Cardigan pops up everywhere and I’ve made a couple myself. So imagine my joy when I turned up to my patternmaking class and Sarah suggested that we hack the pattern! The inspiration was this IVKO shawl collar […]

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Sewing, Tutorial

Coverstitching a corner: tutorial

Some weeks ago I was asked if I would do a tutorial on how to coverstitch a corner after blogging the top in the feature photo. Of course I said yes and then got distracted. However, it’s played on my mind, so here is a rather basic tutorial on how to turn a corner using a […]

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Sewing

Jamie jeans take two

Last time I blogged about my Named Clothing Jamie Jeans, I expressed a certain discontent with the fit and alluded to the fact that I thought I had it sorted out. Well I hadn’t, but I thought I would show you my progress, so that when I do crack the fit we can all party! Most […]

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